The cottage at 2/35 Victoria St, Kelvin Grove, sold under the hammer this morning.A few minutes of silence ensued after Harcourts Solutions auctioneer Phil Broom invited an opening bid, but after he threatened to entertain the crowd with facts about timber due to the amount of it used in 2/35 Victoria St property, a bid was placed by Your Property Hound buyers agent Matt Reeves at $650,000. Sarah Tuckett is the new owner of 2/35 Victoria St. Pic Annette DewAN INNER-city cottage with near-zero carbon footprint changed hands from one environmental scientist to another at an auction this morning.The quirky Kelvin Grove home, named “Stringybark Cottage”, attracted an intimate crowd of about 25 who gathered in the backyard to watch on as the auction for the property unfolded. Matt Reeves, Mark Annandale and Sarah Tuckett are all overjoyed with the outcome. Pic Annette DewBuyer Sarah Tuckett had been on the hunt for property for about six months before one of her friends sent her a link to the home while she was holidaying overseas.“I just knew instinctively when I saw it that it was going to be my house,” Ms Tuckett said.“Mark, the guy who built this is an environmental scientist, and I’m an ex-enviro as well, so I just loved it.“It’s eco-friendly, it’s got solar, water tanks, it’s all recycled and it’s just so beautiful.”Harcourts Solutions sales and marketing consultant Marisa Yaksich said it was a “really great result” and “above our expectations”.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 Almost everything in the home was sustainable.The two-bedroom cottage had been carefully built over a number of years by environmental scientist Mark Annandale, sourcing timber from as near as Hamilton and as far as north Queensland.An old garage from next door was converted into a studio for the home and some of the doors were built by Endeavour Foundation, who employs and supports people with intellectual disabilities. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoAuctioneer Phil Broom counting down the final bid. Pic Annette DewBidding then became fast-paced, with one other out of the four bidders fighting Mr Reeves for the property.Bids began in $25,000 increments before dropping to as low as $1000, but it was Mr Reeves’ tactic of adding $500 to his competitor’s most recent bid that scored his client the property, with the final price reaching $810,500.
SEVENTEEN-year-old Onasha Rogers professed to have always had a love for running, but it was only a few years ago that she really started to get into it.“Growing up I always loved running; it’s in my blood from my grandfather straight down to my mom and the rest of my family,” Rogers remarked.But it was over the last three years she’s been on a steady line of development that peaked in her 2017 season; more specifically with her winning a silver and a relay bronze at the South American Junior Championships (SAJC) earlier this month.But medalling wasn’t her only achievement at the Junior Championships.The youth athlete ran the fastest she’s ever done in her entire life, clocking a personal best of 11.71 seconds in the Girls’ 100m, which was what landed her the silver medal at SAJC.Her personal best of 24.48 seconds in the 200m was achieved just one week prior, at the Independence meet in May. For the 100m silver she finished behind Brazil’s fastest female junior Lorraine Martins, and just behind compatriot Kenisha Phillips.Since the season started, Roger has been giving Phillips some keen rivalry on the track.With Phillips going unrivalled since she began to gain fame as Guyana’s leading junior female over the past few years, Rogers has begun to raise a few eyebrows.This season was also the year that Rogers made her debut as a national athlete, representing Guyana at the CARIFTA Games. Ending with 12.18 seconds in the 100m and 25.14 seconds in the 200m says that the Mackenzie High School student still has some way to go with her development.But her coach Moses Pantlitz believes in her potential – a potential that he says he’s seen in her since the day she first joined the Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) athletics club – the same club that produced CARIFTA junior Boys’ 100m gold medallist, Compton Caesar.“Looking at her age, she had great potential with the right training. (At the beginning) it progressed not the way we were looking for, because at that age they wouldn’t normally come out and train as regularly as you would hope. Sometimes she would just come out two times a week. But I saw the potential in her. It was over the last few years she’s showing a lot of progress.”Rogers has been with CWSS club since 2011, after deciding to do some more training to develop her performance at Nationals, representing Upper Demerara/Kwakwani. She first began representing the District as an Under-10 athlete in 2009, when she ran and won the 100m and 200m races.In 2010 she claimed another gold in the 100m and silver in the 200m. In 2012 she set her first record – 12.40 seconds in the Girls’ Under-14 100m, a record which still stands today.Two years later she set the Girls’ Under-16 100m record at 12.2 seconds, but that was later erased by Kenisha Phillips’ 12 seconds in 2015.It was her consistent performance that drove Rogers to committing even more to her potential in athletics.“After I made Nationals the first year they realised my potential and began pushing me to the next level where I entered a club and started training.When I was 12 years old I travelled to Barbados for a Relay Fair where the exposure taught me a lot more about athletics and that’s where I began to take athletics even more seriously,” she recalled.